Elizabeth Hainen http://wrti.org en Tan Dun: Building on Bela Bartok's Legacy http://wrti.org/post/tan-dun-building-bela-bartoks-legacy <p></p><p>Hungarian pianist and composer Bela Bartok was born on March 25th in the year 1881. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, he is revered by a prominent contemporary composer who is building on Bartok’s legacy.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Tan Dun's <em><strong>Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women </strong></em>was premiered in the U.S. by The Philadelphia Orchestra this season, and broadcast on WRTI in December, 2013.</p><p>http://youtu.be/g-1t-lnJ3Yg</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:00:02 +0000 Susan Lewis 7087 at http://wrti.org Tan Dun: Building on Bela Bartok's Legacy Philadelphia Orchestra New Music Micro-Festival on WRTI: December 29 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-new-music-micro-festival-wrti-december-29-1-pm <p>Join us this Sunday, from 1 to 4 pm, for a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast from a series of fall 2013 concerts that introduced Philadelphia audiences to three major new works commissioned by the Orchestra.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:40:27 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6816 at http://wrti.org Philadelphia Orchestra New Music Micro-Festival on WRTI: December 29 at 1 PM From 'Crouching Tiger' To 'Secret Songs': Composer Tan Dun's Next Move http://wrti.org/post/crouching-tiger-secret-songs-composer-tan-duns-next-move <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-1t-lnJ3Yg</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:24:30 +0000 NPR Staff 6617 at http://wrti.org From 'Crouching Tiger' To 'Secret Songs': Composer Tan Dun's Next Move Orchestra Musicians Take Center Stage In Custom Works http://wrti.org/post/orchestra-musicians-take-center-stage-custom-works <p></p><p>The Philadelphia Orchestra is launching a mini festival of new concertos this week. But instead of the typical violin, piano, or cello soloists, the orchestra's principal harp, bassoon, and flute will be out in front, in pieces that, as The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports, promise to be anything but more of the same.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:20:24 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 6606 at http://wrti.org Orchestra Musicians Take Center Stage In Custom Works Elizabeth Hainen: Spreading Her Love Of The Harp http://wrti.org/post/elizabeth-hainen-spreading-her-love-harp <p></p><p>The harp is one of the world’s oldest instruments. And now, thanks to the efforts of Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen, concert grand harps are once again being played in Philadelphia schools.</p><p>As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, Hainen is the driving force behind The Lyra Society, an organization she founded in 2004 to promote the harp through new commissions and lessons in the Philadelphia schools.</p><p>The Lyra Society presents <em>A Harpist's Homecoming</em>, with Philadelphia students and former Boston Symphony Principal Harp Ann Hobson Pilot, on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 6 pm at Philadelphia High School for Girls at Broad and Olney Streets. <a href="http://lyrasociety.org/annual-benefit-concert" target="_blank"><strong>Information here.</strong></a></p><p>http://youtu.be/jhZCYNDOjfY</p><p></p><p>Listen to Elizabeth Hainen's interview with Susan Lewis about nurturing the next generation of Philadelphia harpists.</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:05:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 5327 at http://wrti.org Elizabeth Hainen: Spreading Her Love Of The Harp The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert: Yannick and Italian-Themed Music, March 24 at 2 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-yannick-and-italian-themed-music-march-24-2-pm <p>This week's broadcast, on <strong>Sunday, March 24, 2 to 4 pm</strong>, takes us back to November, 2011, when then-Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin&nbsp;was appearing with greater frequency in Philadelphia, winning over the hearts of the Orchestra as well as Verizon Hall audiences.&nbsp;</p><p>One of the most memorable of these early concerts was the Italian-themed program scheduled for rebroadcast this Sunday - Tchaikovsky's <em>Francesca da Rimini, </em>followed by the ever-popular fourth symphony of Mendelssohn, and -&nbsp; following Intermission - Verdi's overture to his opera <em>La Forza del Destino, </em>one of his finest overtures, and Respighi's&nbsp;exciting orchestral showpiece <em>The Pines of Rome, </em>a long-time favorite of Philadelphia audiences.</p><p></p><p><strong>Intermission Features: </strong>As part of Women's History Month, Meridee Duddleston will take a closer look at The Philadelphia Orchestra's first female player, harpist Edna Phillips,&nbsp;the first woman to be appointed a principal player of any American orchestra.&nbsp; And afterward, Susan Lewis will speak with today's principal harpist, Elizabeth Hainen - one of the world's great ambassadors for the instrument.</p><p>**<strong>Audio for Intermission features will be added to this post on Monday morning.</strong></p><p>The performances that you'll hear in this broadcast were widely admired, receiving high praise from critics and concert-goers alike. So don't miss this opportunity to re-live them, this Sunday, March 24th, from 2 to 4 pm.</p><p><a href="http://www.philorch.org/concert/yannick-conducts-pines-rome" target="_blank"><strong>More information, including Program Notes, at The Philadelphia Orchestra's website.</strong></a></p><p><strong>Program:</strong></p><p>Tchaikovsky - <em>Francesca da Rimini</em><br>Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 ("Italian")<br>Verdi - Overture to <em>La forza del destino</em><br>Respighi - <em>The Pines of Rome</em><br>Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:01:23 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 5290 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert: Yannick and Italian-Themed Music, March 24 at 2 PM Harpist Elizabeth Hainen http://wrti.org/post/harpist-elizabeth-hainen <p>Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen is Jill Pasternak's guest this week.</p> Sat, 05 Nov 2011 15:03:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2640 at http://wrti.org Harpist Elizabeth Hainen Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-principal-harpist-elizabeth-hainen <p>Jill Pasternak speaks with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen about the upcoming Lyra Society concert featuring 30 harpists led by Maestro Charles Dutoit.</p> <p>Four harpists will perform with Ms. Hainen during this Crossover show as a preview to the May 26th concert at Curtis' Field Hall.</p> Sat, 21 May 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2535 at http://wrti.org Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen Phila. Orch. Principals--Phila. Theatre Co.'s GOLDEN AGE--Healing War Veterans--PRISM Quartet's 25th http://wrti.org/post/phila-orch-principals-phila-theatre-cos-golden-age-healing-war-veterans-prism-quartets-25th <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia Orchestra principal harp Elizabeth Hainen, and principal cello Hai-Ye Ni. Both are soloists in upcoming concerts under Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to the <i>Golden Age</i>, a new play by Terrence McNally. The Philadelphia Theater Company production premieres January 22.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Gala True, a Veterans Administration medical anthropologist studying the use of story telling techniques found in folklore and oral history projects, to help heal Afghan and Iraq war veterans.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles PRISM Quartet. The all-saxophone group, celebrating its 25th anniversary, has built a repertoire of more than 100 pieces.</p> Sat, 23 Jan 2010 14:42:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2287 at http://wrti.org Phila. Orch. Principals--Phila. Theatre Co.'s GOLDEN AGE--Healing War Veterans--PRISM Quartet's 25th